Mobile Apps That You Must Have In Your Phone

Mobile apps that you must have in your phone

There is an app for almost everything these days. So when you scrolling through the App Store or the Google Play Store, it can be somewhat overwhelming to pick an app that best suits our need and is worth downloading to use. To make that process hassle-free for you, here is a list of mobile that you must have on your phone for most of your daily needs:
Created as an independent messaging service and later made much after being acquired by Facebook, Whatsapp is easily one of the most popular apps in the world right now. It allows you to send messages, images, documents, host group chats, as well as make video and audio calls (VoIP). The best part about it that as long as you have an active phone number and an internet connection, you’re good to go. What makes it great for travellers is that you can use it as a substitute for having international roaming as long as you can get access to the internet.
Google Calendar
A tool used for people who are extremely organized and also those who are in dire need of some order in their lives. Google Calendar is a must-have app in your phone to ensure you can keep track of all your commitments and meetings synced across all your devices. It’ll also make sure to give you notifications so you can remember to prepare or leave for a destination in time for punctuality.
Working in tandem with Google Calendar, is one of the best list apps in the market right now that is free. It has a user-friendly interface which allows you to create various lists of things you need to do so you don’t have to write it on the back on your hand or try to remember it all by memory only. It also allows you to create subtasks so you can plan every aspect of your project. Ex. Birthday Party Planning > (i) Buy Cake (ii) Buy Decorations (iii) Send Out Invites)
The perfect app to ensure your phone is always active and good to go, Kwikpay is an online payment solution to your everyday needs like mobile top-up, gaming console top-up, purchase ebooks, music, the list goes on. It allows you to set up repeating top-ups for your phone so you don’t have to worry about going into the store or even go online through the company’s website to pay your bills. The app allows you to do it with a few taps on your mobile screen.
Bank App (HSBC, Barclays, Santander etc.)
This is for a few different reasons. First, you are able to access your bank account at any time of the day for whatever you might need to. Next, bank apps allow you to do almost all transactions from your phone so it takes away the hassle of going into a branch or even worse, call them and have to suffer through the automated system.
You have probably already heard of this app before but in case you haven’t, it an app to get food delivered from restaurants straight to your home or office. For those who are too busy to cook food every day for themselves or are simply feeling lazy, this is the perfect app for you.
Grocery shopping becomes easier and more convenient than ever with the Tesco app. You can organize your previous orders in a Favorites section and order for all the groceries to be delivered to your home at the time that is best suits you. Add your Clubcard to make sure you get all the discounts and vouchers added to the cart before placing the order too!
TfL Oyster
For all your London transport needs, make sure to have the Tfl Oyster app in your phone so you can top up or have your season pass on you at all times. Depending on your travel needs, you can pick what kind of pass you want to get or simply pay as you go.
These apps should definitely take care of a majority of important needs that you can operate through your phone. This is not an exhaustive list since everyone has their own preferences about what app they want to use for mobile top-ups or organizing their lives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Top Telecom Operators In The World

Top Telecom Operators In The World

The birth of the Telecommunications Industry can be traced all the way back to 1792 when French engineer, Claude Chappe built the world’s first visual telegraphy system. Some 50 years later, in 1844, Samuel Morse’s the telegraph was invented taking a major step forward in the field.
Fast forward to the 21st century, the telecom industry is pushing the boundaries more than ever with advancement in fiber optic technology, WiFi availability in remote countries, evolution to 5G, WiFi built into cars, so on and so forth.
Like any other, the telecommunications industry has its own set of giants who are leading in their respective countries while maintaining a brand name across the globe.

  • China Mobile Ltd. Incorporated on September 3rd, 1997, China Mobile Limited is the largest telecommunications service provider in China. They have one of the biggest consumer bases in the world and are one of the leaders in the development of the 5G network architecture international standards.
  • Verizon Communications Inc. Based in New York City, Verizon Communications Inc. was created on June 30, 2000. It is known for having the best coverage in the United States of America with its only major competitor being AT&T in the country.
  • Vodafone Group PlcA telecom giant in the United Kingdom, Vodafone was founded on September 16th, 1991. With 340 million subscribers worldwide, this organization is easily one of the pacesetters in this industry. Click here to do a mobile top-up for your Vodafone number using Kwikpay from anywhere in the world.
  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone CorporationLaunched in 1952, Nippon was created in Japan and have their headquarters in Tokyo. Although launched as a telecom company, Nippon has long since expanded and grown to become a recognized global brand. Unlike its contemporaries, about one-third of NTT’s shares are owned by the Japanese government.
  • Deutsche Telekom AG Founded in 1995 in Germany, Telekom is the biggest telecommunications company in Europe and amongst the five largest in the world. Its business network spans more than 50 countries. What a lot of people do not know is that Deutsche Telekom was part of one of the largest IPOs in the world underwritten at $13 billion by Goldman Sachs. The Kwikpay app will allow you to top up your T-Mobile number at your fingertips.
  • Telefonica S.A.Operating out of Madrid since 1924, Telefonica is a Spanish multinational private telecommunications company. It was amongst the first to pilot the HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) in Spain. With just the taps on your screen, top up your mobile using Kwikpay in an instant.
  • América MóvilWith one of the largest bases of subscribers in the world, América Móvil operates one of its subsidiaries, Telcel in Mexico without competition. It was founded in 2000 in Mexico City and as of 2018 is looking to acquire a TV license in Mexico.

What Are You Planning To Get Your Dad This Father’s Day?

June 19th, 2005: A 10 year-old-paced around in his room with a frown on his forehead. He had outdone himself a little over a month ago on Mother’s Day. The surprise for his mom included a freshly-baked cake from scratch, her favourite music compiled into a playlist for her work commute and his room cleaned from top to bottom. He pretended to be sick so he could stay at home and spend the day making sure everything was done.
This time, however, things were ever so slightly trickier. It was a Sunday so both his parents were home and he had procrastinated planning the ideas themselves so it was a messy situation. As he silently scolded himself, his eyes landed on giant pile of old albums that were lying under his bed and it dawned on him. A few hours later he took a step back and admired his work.
He quietly peeked out of his room to check whether his parents had left to go grocery shopping or not. Once it was all set up, he hid in one of the corners of the room and waited for them.
13 year ago, the look on my father’s face is still etched in my memory like it was yesterday. His expression from seeing forgotten photos of him from his younger days, with me, and with the rest of his family and friends strung together by thread and put on display in his room like streamers was nothing short of priceless. Many years later, I’m in a similar dilemma as that day, trying to think of a gift for someone who has everything he could possibly need.
The fact that I was living in another country did not help my case either. So for those in the same boat as me, here are a few suggestions to save the day:
● DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Gifts
○ These are almost always a safe way to go. At the cost of some time and a little bit of your creative energy, these gifts not only hold a lot of sentimental value but also allow you to truly personalize the gift for Daddy dearest.
● Personalized Gifts
○ Not everyone is artistically inclined, and for those people, the internet has sites like Etsy. Go online and order an engraved lighter or a custom Guinness pint glass for him to make it extra special.
Video Game Recharge
○ If you have someone like my father who spends a lot of time on Nintendo or on the PlayStation or XBOX then doing a mobile top-up on their favourite gaming console just might be the way to go. They get to pick how they spend the money and you don’t have to worry about whether he’ll like it or not.
● Call
○ This is one of the most underrated gifts of all time. If you aren’t in the same town as your father, an online mobile top-up for domestic and cheap international calls via Kwikpay will allow you to wish him (and maybe even promise to call more often!).
The number of ideas is endless but this list’s purpose is to get the juices flowing and spark something. Fathers love us unconditionally year round so I hope this assists you in creating this year’s Father’s Day unique and memorable.

5 Useful Mobile Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Mobile as Good as New!

Useful Mobile Maintenance Tips

How often do you upgrade your phone? Are you someone who gets the newest version every year or someone who likes to use the same phone for as long as you can? Regardless of which category you fall in, the days of black and white Nokia phones are long gone when you didn’t have to worry about the upkeep of your mobile. With smartphones being only a few features short of being a full-fledged laptop itself, active maintenance and knowledge of the same have never been more needed. The best part about this is that you do not need to be some technologically savvy individual and neither do you need to spend countless hours trying to make a habit out of it.

  • Phone Case
    • Investing in a phone cover of good quality from a company like Spigen, JETech, or Torras will be a one-time investment that will be quite beneficial. Whether it slips out of your hand or is knocked off the table by your dog, having a sturdy phone case will ensure the body of the phone is safe and isn’t easily damaged.
  • Charging
    • The uninformed consumer will believe the myth that the battery should always be charged to 100% before being unplugged and then used till it runs out. This might’ve been the case in the last decade but modern batteries don’t need to be charged like that. Charging your battery once it reached around 50% or shallow charging, has been found to put less strain on the battery and helps it lasts longer.
  • Security
    • In an age where hacking and identity theft is commonplace, you’d be remiss not to have your phone protected from external threats. Having a passcode on your phone is the first step. Adding a PIN on your Sim card would be the next. Finally, for the extra cautious, get a VPN (Virtual Private Network) software so your internet activity is protected.
  • Temperature
    • Although it is fairly obvious to some, I want to emphasize that you should make sure not to expose your mobile to extreme temperature, from hot to cold and vice versa. This is one of the most likely reasons for internal hardware damage.
  • Storage
    • It is always advised to not fill up the memory to it is maximum capacity for a couple of different reasons. This includes not being able to download new apps, inability to upgrade existing apps as well as performance lags and slowdowns. A simple fix to this would be to clear your cache as well as your RAM every few months.

Your lifestyle, the way you treat your phone as well as how cognizant you are of the above guidelines will determine the longevity of mobile phone’s life. It is obviously your choice whether you want to keep up with technology or not, however, what is important to consider is how much you will end up spending on reparations when you could have simply avoided the damage by taking preemptive actions.